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Epping Forest - Autumn-Winter by lemondog Epping Forest - Autumn-Winter by lemondog
This is quite an experimentation image.

First of all this is the first image I have this year with snow in it. Let alone it being in autumn so it's probably the earliest ive seen snow for a while.

Anyway,
The image is a full tilt - 3 image portrait-horizontal shift. This shifting technique is the same used in my panoramic images but this time with the camera in the portrait position. I was using a very shallow depth of field with the lens only being set to f/4.

Couple this small depth of field with full tilt on my lens gives me a nice wedge shaped 70 degree plane of focus, this enables me to focus close to the camera yet the plane of focus spreads out along the fallen tree into the ferns yet keeping the ground and tops of trees out of focus. The top of the photo is suffering from a little lens distortion, but that adds to the effect. This is because of using the full extent of the tilt-shift lens image circle and using full tilt.

For more information about this technique please visit my most recent(but old) journal about tilt and shift lenses.

This has not be photoshoped apart from converting in raws and a small amount of use of shadow/highlight to give me a little more detail in the wet tree trunks.

Comments welcome!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Great work. :-)
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Danutza88 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Feature: [link] :aww:
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Teeger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very nice pic!
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lemondog Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
thank you :)
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Nicely done, cheers :)
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lemondog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
thanks :)
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Cheers :)
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MordredLeFay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the perspective, like that of an animal (low to the ground). And the fuzziness of the background gives it a softness yet a feeling of motion, the snow falling.
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lemondog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
hey :) thanks,

Actually what you see in the background isnt actually snow falling, that was ice on the leaves, the sense of motion you can see in that is just where the lens was suffering from lens distortion because it was at full tilt.

If you stair at it for a few seconds and make your eye follow the tree trunk to its end in the middle of the photo, you'll notice a radial distortion type of pattern appearing. thats where the lens is going wacky.
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MordredLeFay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, well it's still a cool effect (and it really does look like snowfall, pretty sweet).
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alsebka Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Student
yay first snow! looks great. your pano-technique is always perfectly done. as always great job :handshake:
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lemondog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
thank you! yeah first snow this year ive seen :)
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alsebka Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Student
we had snow here too the last days.. but only on the near mountains.
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Oct 29, 2008, 12:09:48 PM

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